Gabor Mate is a physician. This is the simple way to define him (based purely upon his profession). Sometimes when I meet somebody on the street, I ask him or her what he or she does for a living. If the answer is a lawyer, I may think of them differently than if they are a kindergarten teacher. This is a common mistake; I put people into a box. The “physician box” is not a fair or accurate place to put Dr. Mate.
He is an addiction specialist who encourages patients to look into their childhood in order to understand their current physical, mental, and spiritual condition. He believes that socio-economic factors greatly contribute to the growing epidemic of addiction and ADD. He is a doctor, a spiritualist, a teacher, a writer, and a social worker. He defies categorization and he is unafraid to stand up for what he believes in. Whether you agree with him or you do not, he is a fascinating figure who is teaching me to reconsider categorizing physicians as “squares.”
For more info, please do not hesitate to buy tickets to the event on March 6. Dr. Gabor Mate will also be holding an inspiring seminar for professionals earning their CEUs on the following day. To find out further information and buy tickets, check us out on Facebook.